Following a dismal 7-23 season at South Florida, 6-4 graduate transfer guard Geno Thorpe will visit Pittsburgh and then Seton Hall in the coming weeks.
Geno Thorpe will visit Pitt within the next two weeks, and Seton Hall in May.
— Matthew Steinbrink (@MattSteinbrink) April 12, 2017
Conventionally a two-guard, Thorpe (15.1 ppg, 4.6 apg) was thrust into a lead-guard role this past season before, but primarily after point guard Jahmal McMurray left the program in December.
It’s unclear whether Seton Hall is recruiting Thorpe as a back-up point guard option to Trevon Duval, but the former two-year player Penn State sure has some impressive stats for what isn’t a natural position.
While leading his team in scoring, Thorpe finished the season with the 48th-best assist rate in the nation including 15 games of 5+ assists. To compare, outgoing point guard Madison Jones did the equivalent just six times this past season.
Thorpe is said to be a versatile attacker (39-104, 37% 3PT; 84% FT) but has also been pegged for his defending, specifically on the perimeter.